Johnny and Dave met John Alexander at the recent 2008 Bay Area UFO Expo. Not only did they get to meet John and his wife Victoria, but John and Dave
had a very special conversation about their experiences while both were in Vietnam. This is going to be an awesome interview so please post your
questions for Dr. Alexander here.
For Articles & Books please GOOGLE: John B. Alexander
John B. Alexander, Ph.D. BIO
Dr. John Alexander has been a leading advocate for the development of non-lethal weapons since he created renewed interest in the field starting in
1989. In 2003 he served as a mentor to Afghan Ministry of Defense senior officials through the Office of Military Cooperation – Afghanistan,
(Coalition Forces) Kabul. He has traveled to ALL of the continents on Earth. In 2005 he trekked the remote areas of Tibet including the Mount Everest
Base Camp, Timbuktu in the Sahel in West Africa and more recently returned from tracking mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
He entered the US Army as a private in 1956 and rose through the ranks to sergeant first class, attended OCS, and was a colonel of Infantry in 1988
when he retired. During his varied career, he held many key positions in special operations, intelligence, and research and development. From 1966
through early 1969 he commanded Special Forces “A” Teams in Vietnam and Thailand. His last military assignment was as Director, Advanced System
Concepts Office, US Army Laboratory Command. After retiring from the Army, Dr. Alexander joined Los Alamos National Laboratory where he was
instrumental in developing the concept of Non-Lethal Defense. As a program manager, he conducted non-lethal warfare briefings at the highest levels
of government including the White House Staff, National Security Council, Members of Congress, Director of Central Intelligence, and senior Defense
officials. He also met with heads of industry, presented at academic institutions, including Columbia, Harvard and MIT. In 2004 he was invited to
address the German Bundestag. In 2005 he went to The Hague and addressed international delegates to the Chemical Warfare Convention.
Dr. Alexander organized and chaired six major conferences on non-lethal warfare and served as a US delegate to four NATO studies on the topic. As a
member of the first Council on Foreign Relations non-lethal warfare study, he was instrumental in influencing the report that is credited with causing
the Department of Defense to create a formal Non-Lethal Weapons Policy in July 1996. He was a distinguished guest lecturer at the US Air Force Air
University and has advised the CIA, US Special Operations Command, and the National Intelligence Council.
Dr. Alexander wrote the seminal material on non-lethal warfare. He published articles in Harvard International Review, Jane’s International Defense
Review, The Boston Globe, The Futurist, The Washington Post, and several other journals. Articles about him and his work can be found in The Wall
Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, The Sunday Times (London), Panorama (Italy), Konrad (Germany), The LA Times, Wired Magazine, GQ,
Scientific American, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and many others. He has appeared frequently on television including Dateline, Fox News, Larry
King, CNN, MSNBC, Newsweek, and other US programs plus international television in Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Switzerland,
the Netherlands, the UK, and Japan.
Academically, he holds a M.A., Pepperdine University, Ph.D., Walden University, and later attended the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, the
Sloan School of Management at MIT, and the Kennedy School of Government general officer program “National and International Security for Senior
Executives” at Harvard University. In addition to many military awards for valor and service, Aviation Week & Space Technology selected him as a
1993 Aerospace Laureate and in 1997 inducted him into the Hall of Fame at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington. He received a Department
of Energy Award of Excellence for the Nuclear Weapons Program in 1994, and is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and
Engineering, American Men and Women of Science, and in 2001 was named to the OCS Hall of Fame at Ft. Benning, Georgia. During 2001 and 2002 he was a
member of the National Research Council Committee for Assessment of Non-Lethal Weapons Science and Technology.
Currently he is a private consultant, a Senior Fellow at the Joint Special Operations University, a Fellow with Proteus at the Army War College, and
with the Army Science Board. His books include, The Warrior’s Edge, Wm. Morrow, (1990) Future War, with foreword by Tom Clancy, St. Martin’s
Press (1999), and the sequel, Winning the War, published August 2003.
Everest Base Camp - Tibet
Dave Rabbit & John Alexander At Bay Area
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